The Georgia Tech Library launched an expanded, fully integrated website Jan. 10 as a companion to its recent Crosland Tower opening. The mobile-first site features a simplified, user-focused design, a single super search of the books, media, articles, journals and the site itself, 24-hour chat functionality and streamlined access to the world-class expertise and resources of the Georgia Tech Library. It is also the first site to conform the Institute’s new web design guidelines.
The Georgia Tech Library opened its doors Sunday, Jan. 6 in the refurbished Crosland Tower, completing the first phase of its ambitious Library Next project. The tower, closed for renovations since January 2016, features eight stories of archives, classroom, study, and studio space for Tech’s students and faculty. Included are spaces and technology for data visualization, high-performance computing, multimedia studies, collaboration, and iterative design.
Price Gilbert will soon close until 2020.
Price Gilbert, the current home of the Georgia Tech Library, will close for renovations Friday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.
The library will reopen in the refurbished Crosland Tower Sunday, Jan. 6 at 8 a.m.
The Library recently hosted a town hall to share updates with the campus community on progress and details of programming and design inside the space.
The Price Gilbert Library renewal project, known on campus as Library Next, will begin its first major phase of construction in late July.
Imagine being given the task of relocating over two million books and other research materials from a library to another building almost five miles away. And a time frame of just a few months in which to complete the project.
This is exactly the challenge that was being faced by the staff of Georgia Tech’s library in the spring of 2016. A Senior Design team from ISyE stepped in to help with the process.
Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology today dedicated a new joint Library Service Center (LSC), a collaborative project that houses a shared collection of materials, provides delivery services and frees space on the main campuses at both universities.
Georgia Tech will take additional time to prepare the site for construction, and will also pursue private funding sources to offset the cost of the project for the state.
PRIMO from Ex Libris is an all-encompassing, user-friendly catalog and discovery system.